Pete Silva was a New England racer who ventured south and proved he had what it took to win races agains the best in the south. The former Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) and Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC) track champion made a lot of trips back and forth to Maine where he cut his teeth at Unity Raceway.
However, on this date Silva in 1988, was racing with the Busch North Series and he outraced Stub Fadden for the win at Monadnock Speedway (NH). Chuck Bown, Kelly Moore, and Joey Kourafas rounded out a solid top five.
Speed51 caught up with Pete Silva back in 2012 to talk about all things racing.
Other Racing Events on This Date
1960 – At the Peach Bowl in 1960, Bud Lunsford beat out T.C. Hunt and Charlie Padgett. The Peach Bowl was a quarter-mile track that was closed in 1972. The top three from this event are all in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Our records have Lunsford with 13 wins at the track under the NASCAR Sportsman umbrella. We assume he had many more. After driving he built Dixie Motor Speedway (GA) as well as Lanier National Speedway (GA).
1971 – Tiny Lund won a NASCAR Grand American race at Tri-City Speedway (IL) in 1971. Lund led 146 0f the 150 laps and beat out Jimmy Vaughn for the win.
1987 – Dick Anderson beat Bobby Allison in a thrilling All American Challenge Series race at New Asheville Speedway (NC). Dick Anderson won two of the four races he ran that season.
2005 – In a doubleheader event, Jeff Agnew won the Pro Cup North race at Lucas Oil Raceway Park (IN). Earlier in the night, Scott Hantz won the CRA Super Series 100-lap event over Boris Jurkovic.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Stat Boy
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